JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT NIGERIA HOSTS STEM INNOVATION CAMP – ORACLE ACADEMY STUDENT HACKATHON.
As part of its commitment to building a bridge between the classroom and the workplace, Junior Achievement Nigeria, in collaboration with Oracle Academy Nigeria, hosts a 3-day STEM Innovation Camp – Oracle Academy Student Hackathon – for 50 students aged 15-18 from Wednesday 10th to Friday 12th May, 2017.
All 50 participants are students from 10 of Junior Achievement Nigeria’s most outstanding schools in Lagos for the first quarter of 2017. The participating schools are: International School, Akande Dahunsi School, Federal Science Technical College, Methodist Girls, Janet & John School, Fountain Heights College, Canterbury International School, Caro Favoured College, Aunty Ayo Comprehensive School. and Kuramo College.
The 3-day STEM Innovation Camp is designed to promote increased participation of young students in ICT and develop critical digital literacy skills required for success in future. Students will be trained on Oracle programming and animation technology and will compete to create an advert or public service announcement addressing a social challenge using animation.
Mrs. Simi Nwogugu, Executive Director, Junior Achievement Nigeria said, “We are excited to partner with our Board Member, Oracle Nigeria, and our trusted partners at the Co-Creation Hub, to implement this STEM Innovation Camp because digital skills are required for tomorrow’s successful leaders. The participants will also gain critical innovative, leadership and teamwork skills as they work together to create a winning ad. We thank the Oracle Academy for sponsoring this initiative.”
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